Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 184

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Ryōsha Shinken Shōbu

Both Sides Go All-Out

Chapter Information

Premiered: 19 July 1988 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #34)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 144, “Unleashed! The Ultimate Super Kamehameha”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 16 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Goku and Piccolo come at each other, exchanging multiple fast hits, and then they clasp hands for a test of strength. Piccolo tries to fire some eye beams at Goku, but Goku ducks them, and then swings his feet up to kick Piccolo in the face, knocking him back a bit. Then Goku disappears, and Piccolo waits for it, then he elbows Goku into the back wall. The wall gets busted up, surprising Kuririn and everyone who’re right next to the wall.

Goku’s not in the rubble, but is behind Piccolo now, and he kicks Piccolo across the ring. Piccolo then heads up into the air, and yells down that he’s going to blow the whole place away. Goku yells at everyone to run away, but then realizes it’s too late for that. Goku jumps up after Piccolo, who thinks Goku’s an idiot for protecting these humans.

Piccolo fires a huge blast down toward Goku, and it just barely grazes Goku before it lands in the distance and blows up some random mountains. Piccolo’s pissed it just merely grazed him, as Goku flies off toward a ring out. But Goku propels himself back into the ring with a little Kamehameha, and then yells up at still mid-air Piccolo that he’s going to counter with a Super Kamehameha.

Chapter Notes

  • Each issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump features short comments from the various series’ authors, giving fans a brief insight into their current thoughts, ranging from series-related announcements to trivial happenings in their personal lives. Akira Toriyama’s comments from this issue were:


    The original animation Kosuke-sama, Rikimaru-sama is proceeding smoothly. It looks like it’s coming out pretty well, so I’m looking forward to it. <Akira>

Page Breakdown

The majority of the Dragon Ball series was drawn in black and white, but chapters were occasionally published with color pages. This breakdown notes how many full-color, limited-color, and black-and-white pages appeared in this chapter. As the tankōbon volumes were not released with these colors intact, any color pages shown are taken from the kanzenban release.